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Apple's Maps App Directs Alaska Drivers onto Airport Runway

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Drivers who use Apple's Maps app for directions to the Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska are being instructed to drive onto an airport taxiway, reports AlaskaDispatch. The taxiway is located directly across from the runway, which is used by aircraft on a regular basis. Though the instructions do not direct drivers to the runway, people have driven there by mistake.

The turn-by-turn directions were specific, using the access route that general aviation pilots use to the East Ramp, which is on the other side of the runway from the main airport terminal.

The map directions concluded by telling drivers to go to Taxiway Bravo, shown as "Taxiway B" on the satellite image in the app. The directions did not tell drivers to cross the main runway used regularly by 737s and other aircraft.

But once drivers reached the taxiway, it was only natural for them to look up and see the terminal on the other side of the runway. So that's where they drove.

According to the airport's chief of operations, Melissa Osborn, out-of-town drivers have driven onto airport property twice in the past week, crossing the runway and driving directly to the airport ramp side of the passenger terminal. "These folks drove past several signs. They even drove past a gate. None of that cued them that they did something inappropriate," she said.


Image: http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/09/fairbanksairportmaps.jpg width=400


Another Apple Maps Fail!
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deathvalleyfreak43
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fricking Steve Jobs...


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another human intelligence fail


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Game changer


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People are fricking retarded.

Who knew Michael Scott driving into a lake would be so real?


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Sounds like something a typical iphone user would do.


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Where's Korko when you need him?


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Well you either have terrible reading comprehension or are purposefully trying to mislead people...

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Apple's Maps App Directs Alaska Drivers onto Airport Runway


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Drivers who use Apple's Maps app for directions to the Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska are being instructed to drive onto an airport taxiway, reports AlaskaDispatch. The taxiway is located directly across from the runway, which is used by aircraft on a regular basis. Though the instructions do not direct drivers to the runway, people have driven there by mistake.


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Android is for the poor.


Eta: Posted from my note 2
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Why are people so dumb? Use the directions to get close to the airport until you see airport signs... It's not a hard concept.


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re: Apple's Maps App Directs Alaska Drivers onto Airport Runway
Wtf is going on with an airport that has open gates that allow access to "secured" areas of an airport. Sounds to me like 95% of the blame should go to the airport authority.


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Dude apple maps is god awful, shite would put me in the middle of empty fields. Google maps FTW.


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Dude apple maps is god awful, shite would put me in the middle of empty fields.


Can you give us an example of an address that incorrectly put you in an empty field? I'd love to verify that.


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Yeah Google Maps would NEVER do something like that... LINK
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For the last three years, a technical glitch in Google Maps has led tourists looking for the entrance to Round Valley State Park in New Jersey to the driveway of resident Laurie Gneiding. Gneiding tells ABC News that the number of tourists visiting their house grew from a handful to far too many this summer.

Gneiding, who purchased an 8-foot-long traffic barricade and signs, says even that hasn't stopped tourists from pulling into her driveway. During the July 4th holiday this year, she made a sign on a sheet of plywood saying, "NOT Park Entrance...Private Driveway... Google Maps is Wrong!"



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Yeah Google Maps would NEVER do something like that


You're dumb if you are trying to imply that Google maps problems are as prevalent as Apple maps problems


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Wtf is going on with an airport that has open gates that allow access to "secured" areas of an airport. Sounds to me like 95% of the blame should go to the airport authority.



I agree...the first thought I had was "isn't there a fence or something that would keep people from the runway?"


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fricking Steve Jobs...


You'd like to or you are right now?


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So this can happen and be ok but we definitely need all those check points on the inside the airport. Dummies


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You're dumb if you are trying to imply that Google maps problems are as prevalent as Apple maps problems


Do you have examples of actual addresses that don't take you where you're trying to get to? Or are you also talking out of your ass?

I guess I'm just lucky as I've never had a problem with Google or Apple Maps getting me where I needed to go.


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So this can happen and be ok but we definitely need all those check points on the inside the airport. Dummies


Are you ignoring the road that is next to the runway that you are supposed to be driving on? It was explained a few posts up.


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